Choctaw County Relay for Life and 5K in Hugo

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CHOCTAW COUNTY, TX-- Choctaw County is kicking off their annual relay for life in Hugo Saturday morning.

For the first time organizers are holding a 5K, as well as the the Relay for Life event. Those interested in signing up for the 5K have until it starts at 8 Saturday morning.

The relay starts at 10 A.M and will end around 4 P.M. at the Choctaw County Agri-Plex in Hugo. Organizers say they hope to raise about $40,000 for cancer research.

"The Relay for Life event is just to raise money and to bring awareness for the American Cancer Society," said Event Chair Guy Dale. "Also to help people that have gone through cancer or who are going through cancer, and also for research to try to find a cure for cancer. "

Some of the events include an ice cream contest, a balloon release and an auction.